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Pauhunri is located in Tibetan Plateau
Location on China-India border
Highest point
Elevation 7,128 m (23,386 ft) [1]
Prominence 2,035 m (6,677 ft) [1]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 27°57′12″N 88°50′33″E / 27.95333°N 88.84250°E / 27.95333; 88.84250Coordinates: 27°57′12″N 88°50′33″E / 27.95333°N 88.84250°E / 27.95333; 88.84250[2]
Location Tibet, China
Sikkim, India
Parent range Himalayas
First ascent 1911 by Alec Kellas
Easiest route snow/ice/rock climb

Pauhunri is a mountain in the Eastern Himalayas. It is located on the border of Sikkim, India and Tibet, China, and is situated about 75 km northeast of Kangchenjunga.

Pauhunri has an elevation of 7,128 metres (23,386 ft) and was first climbed in 1911 by Scottish mountaineer, Alexander Mitchell Kellas, along with two Sherpas known only as "Sony" and "Tuny’s brother". Unknown at the time, it was revealed 80 years later that this climb made Pauhunri the highest climbed summit on Earth from 1911 to 1930.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Pauhunri, China/India". Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  2. ^ "High Asia II: Himalaya of Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and adjoining region of Tibet". Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  3. ^ "Scottish climber revealed to be altitude record-breaker – 80 years on" Retrieved 2011-11-24.